Ed Thompson is a British freelance photographer. His photographs often focus on fringe groups and subcultures, although his choices of subjects are widely eclectic. His documentary photo-essays have been published in international magazines including National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek Japan, Greenpeace Magazine, The Guardian Weekend Magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine Spectrum Supplement (U.K). His work has featured on television internationally and exhibited in photography festivals in Arles (France), Tampere (Finland), Germany (Zingst) & London (U.K). He gives lectures and talks on photography in various U.K universities as well as having spoken on contemporary photography on Channel 4 and Al Jazeera News. He lives in the South-East of England working on regular assignments both in the U.K and worldwide.